Great excitement this morning.
I was loading the dishwasher after breakfast when P came into the kitchen holding his binoculars and calling "Come quick - a snipe!"
There was indeed a snipe down in the ditch which runs along the side of our garden beside the sheep field. He or she (I think they both look very similar) was busily digging about in the mud and you could clearly see the long bill.
I understand that snipe are resident here, up on the moorland but this is the first time we have seen one down here close to.
The picture is not of today's visitor - he/she was moving about too fast to get a good shot.